Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs Guide

ISSF’s Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs guide for tuna fishers, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), governments, and vessel owners shows research-based best practices in Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) design — both to avoid bycatch and reduce marine pollution.

Four tuna RFMOs already require fleets in their regions that fish with FADs to use only non-entangling designs. Some RFMOs additionally encourage fleets to build those FADs with biodegradable materials. The guide, first published in 2012 and revised in 2019 to include the biodegradable recommendation, is available in several languages.

Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs Guide tagged with Skipjack

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee October 30, 2014 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Skipjack Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Meeting Report October 30, 2014
ISSF 2021-01: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* February 22, 2021 Giuseppe Scarcella, Jo Gascoigne, Paul A.H. Medley English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 22, 2021
ISSF 2021-13: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. September 2021* October 1, 2021 ISSF English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Assessment, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report October 1, 2021
The Journey: IOTC Skipjack Harvest Control Rules November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Harvest Control Rules, IOTC, Skipjack Infographics N/A N/A November 10, 2016
Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADS September 12, 2016 N/A English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Conservation Measures, FADs, Purse Seine, Skipjack, Sticky, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Bycatch, Conservation Measures N/A N/A September 12, 2016